Kitchen

KITCHEN

KITCHEN

Our home is the first place where we can make some changes, both large and small, to help in the fight against climate change, and to create and preserve a more sustainable world. Saving the planet begins in the kitchen with our choice to replace single-use paper products with greener alternatives; reducing energy usage with smart appliances; avoiding harmful chemicals in kitchen cleaning products; and our attempts to reduce food waste by adopting new habits.

Today, forward-thinking companies are aware that conscious consumers want products from renewable resources that won’t harm the environment; products made from materials that will do the job well, and will ultimately biodegrade or be composted and return to the earth. We can support these enterprises by purchasing their products and giving them a try. It is surprising how easy it is to make the switch to a green home, one bamboo paper towel at a time…

Pros and cons of induction cooktops and ranges from Consumer Reports

  • Scared of Induction? It’s Going to be OK. More here.

 5 Things You Need To Know Before you Buy.

BAMBOOEE TOWELS

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In 2011, founders Noam and Irene Krasniansky set out to create a product that would both replace disposable paper towels and be made from a sustainable and renewable resource. They also decided to plant trees…
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CUPKIN Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler with Lid and Straw

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Cupkin offers reusable, uniquely designed quality tumblers made from insulated stainless steel to keep beverages hot or cold. The tumblers feature a durable powder-coated finish, eliminating chipping and peeling. The innovative lids are versatile, with…
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Printed washable sponge

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Washable Sponges are the perfect replacement for your family's disposable sponges. Bold and graphic (surprise) prints add a little fun to your daily household chores. Simply throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher and…
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A pair of nonstick silicone baking mats

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This 2-pack of baking mats offer easy and convenient baking, roasting, or food prep with food-safe silicone that can be reused. The non-stick, flexible mats release food without the need for oil, cooking spray, or…
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Reusable stainless-steel coffee filter

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The OVALWARE Stainless Steel Pour Over Coffee Filter is designed to fit most branded coffee carafes, offering compatibility with popular models like 6, 8 and 10 cup Chemex Coffee Makers and Hario V60 02 and…
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Reusable K Cups for Keurig

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The Reusable 100% BPA free plastic K Cups for Keurig offer a sustainable alternative to disposable K-Cups, allowing you to fully utilize your favorite blends while reducing waste and saving money on brewing accessories. With…
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5 Cow Farm Boards

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Local artisans are a treasure worth supporting. And choosing to buy locally and sustainably, and purchase items directly from them will help keep them creating fine things, plus will put money directly back into your…
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Bokashi Composting Kit

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The Zero Waste movement is gaining popularity as people become aware of ways to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Composting is a positive step towards reducing waste, plus returning valuable nutrients and microbes to the…
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CURRENT NEWS

Your outdoor grill may be more unhealthy than you think — but these all-electric BBQs are a safe, cost-effective alternative

By Laurelle Stelle 02/06/24
While firing up the barbecue is a beloved American pastime, you might be surprised to learn just how unhealthy the “fire” part really is. If you use charcoal briquettes, they produce a shocking amount of…
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How do induction stoves work?

By Attabey Rodríguez Benítez 03/07/23
Some 110 million U.S. households use a range–or cooktop and oven–for cooking. About two-thirds of those are powered by electricity, while one-third use natural gas or other fuels.
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Washing machines and fridges could be much cheaper to power by 2027

By Steven Mufson 02/10/23
Rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy are projected to reduce emissions and save consumers billions of dollars.
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Gas stoves can harm your health — and scientists have known that for decades

By Jonathan Lambert 01/18/23
The United States’ never-ending culture wars have moved to the kitchen, as Republicans turn up the heat on nascent efforts to shift Americans away from gas stoves...
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U.S. agency examines secret pollution from gas stoves

By Shannon Osaka 01/10/23
For years, scientists and health advocates have tried to bring attention to a secret source of air pollution sitting in 40 million homes around the United States — which jump-starts childhood asthma, increases the risk…
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US considers gas stove regulation

By Lloyd Alter 01/10/23
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is concerned by the findings of a new study: 13% of childhood asthma cases are caused by gas stoves.
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Population Attributable Fraction of Gas Stoves and Childhood Asthma in the United States

By Talor Gruenwald, Brady A. Seals and Others 12/21/22
Indoor gas stove use for cooking is associated with an increased risk of current asthma among children and is prevalent in 35% of households in the United States (US). The population-level implications of gas cooking…
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The 4 best induction cooktops, with recommendations from chefs

By Hannah Selinger 12/13/22
If you've been hearing and wondering about the term "induction cooktop" in appliance circles lately, you aren't alone. Induction cooktops are newly popular in kitchens across the country. They use electromagnetic energy to conduct heat…
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Even when off, gas stoves can leak benzene

By Gianna Melillo 10/20/22
Leaks of unburned gas from stoves can contain benzene concentrations comparable to secondhand tobacco smoke, according to new research from PSE Healthy Energy. The indoor leaks of benzene, a carcinogen, and other hazardous air pollutants…
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KEY RESOURCES

15 Best Compost Bags: Eco-Friendly Options to Buy

02/18/22
Compost bags have become increasingly popular in numerous areas. Whether it’s storing food, disposing of waste, packing lunch, or even mailing products, you need these bags. They are the greener and eco-friendly alternative to plastic…

11 Best Eco-Friendly Trash Bags: Compostable, Biodegradable

02/14/22
Are there biodegradable trash bags? For the average environmentally-conscious consumer, trash bags made from biodegradable plant-based materials seem like a sound choice, but there’s more to them than you think. Not all eco-friendly trash bags…

10 Best Compostable Trash Bags | Eco-Friendly Options to Buy

12/12/21
Can you use compostable bags for trash? If yes, what are the best compostable trash bags in the market? This piece gives you the best compostable trash bags alternatives.